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Why I Am Not Worried About Japans Nuclear Reactor

Hits: 22796 | Rating: (3.0) | Category: News & Politics | Added by: Tacos4Brkfst
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handys003
Male, 50-59, Western US
 2402 Posts
Wednesday, March 16, 2011 1:55:20 AM
Here is why this person is talking from lack of real-time iformation. If they had done their homework. BTW the workers are now ordered out and is now level 6 on a scale of 1 to 7.

http://abcnews.go.com/Blotter/fudgeushima-mark-nuclear-reactor-design-caused-ge-scientist/story?id=13141287

Cindrum
Male, 18-29, Europe
 78 Posts
Tuesday, March 15, 2011 3:41:16 PM
why wat huh?

Lardcarcass
Male, 40-49, Western US
 252 Posts
Tuesday, March 15, 2011 1:56:00 PM
Aww, crap.
I forgot to capitalize a letter.

Lardcarcass
Male, 40-49, Western US
 252 Posts
Tuesday, March 15, 2011 1:53:52 PM
Slotherder,
I was mistaken about the meaning of "a long time" with regards to half life of an isotope.
as isotopes go, hundreds of thousands of years is relatively short = dangerous (depending on type of radiation emitted).
In terms of human generations, hundreds of thounsands of years is relatively long, also potentially dangerous.

However, I still want my scientists to spend the lions share of their focus on the data, as long as they don't lose clarity of the meaning in the report.

McGovern1981
Male, 30-39, Eastern US
 13342 Posts
Tuesday, March 15, 2011 1:33:04 PM
vv LOL you must be new here I'm patronizing a patronizer. You'd see that if you read the comment directed to me. It's easy to criticize someones knowledge on a subject when you yourself haven't shown anything you know about it or for that matter what you dissagree with in what I posted.

BlazingBird
Male, 13-17, Europe
 98 Posts
Tuesday, March 15, 2011 12:40:30 PM
I don't get it McGovern, people take a point so much better if you offer to them nicely, not forcing down their throats and patronising them.

McGovern1981
Male, 30-39, Eastern US
 13342 Posts
Tuesday, March 15, 2011 11:19:41 AM
vv Oh yes ever so wise one and all knowing please do tell me how much smarter you think you are.Yes the plant was designed diffently does it make this occurance out of the question I doubt it. If it's not so bad why has it not been habitable for 26 years? Tell me the all knowing nuclear messiah where'd you get your PHD in nuclear engineering?

mcfudge
Male, 18-29, Southern US
 539 Posts
Tuesday, March 15, 2011 9:36:18 AM
McGovern1981 really has no idea about Chernobyl. And should probably keep his mouth shut before he ends up looking like even more of an idiot.

Fehz
Male, 30-39, Eastern US
 582 Posts
Tuesday, March 15, 2011 8:42:35 AM
if you "tldr" this, you're missing some good information. Take the time and realize that whatever media you are watching on tv is just a bunch of bs.. I still can't believe that in this day and age people still get their news from infotainment. If it's not shocking, it doesn't bring advertisers. Learn to use news.google.com and read from multiple sources to try to distinguish the truth from "OMG THE WORLD IS ENDING! ADVERTISE HERE!"

MildCorma
Male, 18-29, Europe
 497 Posts
Tuesday, March 15, 2011 8:31:20 AM
Did the people commenting here actually read the article, or just decide to fart BS out of their mouths?

thefatviking
Male, 18-29, Europe
 202 Posts
Tuesday, March 15, 2011 7:54:05 AM
@McGovern1981
"Tell that to the city of Chernobyl not too bad??? It dosen't look too good... "

That's what any soviet city would look like if you abandoned it for 20 years. And the radiation leaking form the sarcophagus is not dangerous unless you expose yourself to it for several days.
There were several reason why the Chernobyl reactor exploded , it was an itinerantly dangerous type of reactor, the safety measures were switched off, it was poorly constructed even by soviet standards, it had no containment structure, they weren't following safety protocol,
the man in charge was insane and no one dared him because they didn't want to win the KGB surprise trip to a Siberian gulag.

McGovern1981
Male, 30-39, Eastern US
 13342 Posts
Tuesday, March 15, 2011 7:11:58 AM
@randomxnp
Tell that to the city of Chernobyl not too bad??? It dosen't look too good...


I can belive some of you it worked?? it's not bad??? You all do relize that a core is now exposed and leaking radiation right???

ruthless1990
Female, 18-29, Europe
 3016 Posts
Tuesday, March 15, 2011 7:07:27 AM
grammar not as good as what you would hope it is.

randomxnp
Male, 30-39, Europe
 1238 Posts
Tuesday, March 15, 2011 6:28:47 AM
madest

Yes, but that was the Soviet authorities, and the lies, denials and silences before that helped precipitate the new openness and fall of the USSR. Also Chernobyl really wasn't as bad as the media try to tell you.

thefatviking
Male, 18-29, Europe
 202 Posts
Tuesday, March 15, 2011 6:23:28 AM
@madest "Didn't the authorities say the same thing before the Chernobyl meltdown?"

It's unclear if the leaders in Moscow even knew about the meltdown until the next morning when they got a call form the Swedish saying that they detected large amounts of radiation and asked if everything was OK.


madest
Male, 40-49, Eastern US
 6458 Posts
Tuesday, March 15, 2011 6:02:14 AM
Didn't the authorities say the same thing before the Chernobyl meltdown?

Musuko42
Male, 18-29, Europe
 2845 Posts
Tuesday, March 15, 2011 5:18:36 AM
@PierreJeanFR

"The problem is when it goes wrong the consequences are beyond tragic at a very long term"

The consequences for fossil fuel burning are pretty tragic when it goes RIGHT.

The smoke from all the coal-fired power stations is shortening lives every single day. You just don't think about it because it's subtle and quietly happening in the background.

PierreJeanFR
Male, 40-49, Europe
 1337 Posts
Tuesday, March 15, 2011 4:53:57 AM
Nuclear energy is not and will never be 100% safe.
The problem is when it goes wrong the consequences are beyond tragic at a very long term

slayer50515
Male, 18-29, Eastern US
 990 Posts
Tuesday, March 15, 2011 3:24:28 AM
"i have taken classes on nuclear reactors and i understand how they are built and how they work. this sumarry is very well done. and i was NEVER worried about this mess"
...And apparently never learned how to use the shift key the ENTIRE time.

Simbosan
Male, 40-49, Asia
 160 Posts
Tuesday, March 15, 2011 2:54:27 AM
This guy is talking tosh, he's knowledgeable but self deluding. It is NOT under control, there IS radiation leak, the leaks are ALREADY over the harmful limit. Rods are very likely melting right now as water is boiling off faster than they can pump it in. This isn't over and it will get worse.

lilbroder
Male, 18-29, Midwest US
 86 Posts
Monday, March 14, 2011 10:50:40 PM
I'm going to breakdown what this article is trying to say, even more. Basically, even if the reactor is to "meltdown" all of the radioactivity will be contained and everyone will be perfectly fine.

I noticed in some of the earlier comment people still seam scared after reading the article.

CoyoteKing
Male, 18-29, Southern US
 2994 Posts
Monday, March 14, 2011 10:45:02 PM
i have taken classes on nuclear reactors and i understand how they are built and how they work. this sumarry is very well done. and i was NEVER worried about this mess

lilbroder
Male, 18-29, Midwest US
 86 Posts
Monday, March 14, 2011 10:34:44 PM
@jadoig, the hydrogen buildup explosion didn't result in any of the radioactive core contanements being released into the atmosphere like that of the explosion at chernobyl. So no, this guy isn't bunk. The media is definitely over-hyping this situation. The Japanese really made great reactors, the reason why chernobyl ended up being so bad because the russian engineers were pressured by time constraints set forth by their government because they were trying to catchup in the nuclear race in the cold war. Nearly none of those rector types are in use nowadays. Nuclear energy really is safe.

Angilion
Male, 40-49, Europe
 11413 Posts
Monday, March 14, 2011 10:24:01 PM
He mentions how the japanese reactors haven't and will not have a chernobyl like explosion...except they did.


Except they didn't. People would have noticed if they had. It would have been tripping alarms all over the place and I don't just mean in Japan.

All four of them blew from hydrogen buildup from seawater didn't they?


No, they didn't. One of them had a hydrogen explosion *outside the containment* from superheated water.

So this guy is bunk?


No.

jadoig
Male, 30-39, Canada
 435 Posts
Monday, March 14, 2011 9:46:50 PM
He mentions how the japanese reactors haven't and will not have a chernobyl like explosion...except they did. All four of them blew from hydrogen buildup from seawater didn't they? So this guy is bunk?

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